This briefing published by the NHS Confederation outlines the benefits that the Birmingham RAID liaison psychiatry service has brought in terms of cost savings and improved health and well-being for patients.
Liaison psychiatry services are increasingly seen as an essential component of effective care in acute hospitals. their clinical effectiveness has been well documented, but little has been known up to now about their potential economic impact.
Key points from the briefing:
- Liaison psychiatry services can save money as well as improve the health and well-being of patients.
- Liaison psychiatry services are increasingly seen as an essential component of effective care inacute hospitals.
- The RAID service in Birmingham is an approach which has the potential to save very significant amounts of money for the local health economy